National Disaster Management Act 2012; stipulates National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) "To co-ordinate response in the event of any threatening disaster situation or disaster and lay down guidelines for or give directions to concerned authorities regarding measures to be taken by them in response to any threating disaster situation or disaster". 

National Humanitarian Network, by developing a database of volunteers from its member organizations is aiming to facilitate NDMA to achieve its commitment under the National Disaster Management Act 2012. Voluntary participation in Disaster Management activities will help address challenges during complete spectrum of a disaster. 

NHN is focused to develop volunteer team along with expert’s roster (SERT) which can successfully contribute through a valued system. The main purpose of the initiative is strengthening volunteers support towards disaster response activities on regular and sustainable manner. The overall goal of the initiative is to develop a strong disaster response mechanism and environmental management for community resilience through mobilizing volunteers and integrating the critical force of volunteerism as a substantive resource.

  • Availability human resource during all phases of Disaster Management.
  • Improve capacity to support national system.
  • Building a culture of safety and resilience.

  • Capacity building.
  • Coordination & cooperation with SERT members.
  • Information collection and dissemination through NHN.
  • Formation of volunteer committees.

The initiative will set a following set of comprehensive activity for engaging volunteers in regards to deal disaster response activities by linking them with SERT and NHN members.

  • Disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Community based disaster management.
  • School based disaster risk management.
  • Contextualized early warning mechanisms.

  • Creating awareness at community level.
  • Engaging volunteers in sustainable manner.
  • Establishing skilled-based volunteer at local level

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List of enrolled Volunteers

National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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